UTME/DE Use Of English Past Questions and Answers – PDF

2022 JAMB Past questions and answers for English Language are now available for you to read online for free and also download. In this post, I will show you everything you need to know about this year’s UTME/DE Use of English examination.

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Things you should expect in this year’s JAMB English Examination are:

  1. Comprehension Passages
  2. Lexis and structure
  3. Antonyms and Synonyms
  4. Registers
  5. Interpretations
  6. Oral English

So, concentrate and read those areas. Also download and read JAMB English Syllabus for 2022The syllable contains all the areas of concentration for this year’s examination.

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JAMB English Past Questions and Answers

Passage I: Read the Passage and Answer Questions that follow…

Nigerian novelists, like other writers, have been influenced by their environment and by the circumstances in history, which helped to make that environment what it is today.

They write partly to explain the social dilemmas of the group to which they belong and party to portray a way of life, which has survived, to some extent. This culture might have survived more fully if certain historical events had not so drastically affected Africa and the attitude of Africans, not only to people of other races but also to their own selves.

Of these experiences the slave trade is the most remote and has therefore exercised only an indirect influence on the
present writer. What certainly provided the motivation and subsequently the tools for writing is the colonial experience.

This experience was such that it disturbed the life of the average Nigerian even though it left him free for the most part to carry on his traditional pursuits. Just as the colonial government followed the lead of the trading companies in administrative matters, so also did it allow the missionaries to take the initiative in matters of formal education.

Though the government was at first slow in providing education, it was willing, albeit reluctantly to give
support to the effort of the missionaries. The missionaries controlled education at the early stages and most of the Nigerian writers attended missionary schools at least at the primary level.

The aim of Christian missionary education was to make converts to the Christian faith. Its target was the people and to reach the people, the vernacular had to be used.

1. Which of the following constituted a major influence on Nigeria writers

A. Social group and history
B. Social group and the slave trade
C. Environment and history
D. The slave trade colonialism

Ans: C

“Environment and history” (direct factual question)

2. Which of the following statement is TRUE

A. Nigerian writers are Christians
B. The slave trade has an indirect influence on the writers
C. The missionaries took the lead in economic activities
D. Nigerian writers used the vernacular in their works.

Ans: B

“The slave trade has an indirect influence on the writer” (direct factual question).

3. We can infer from the passage that in their efforts at providing
formal education for Nigerians, the missionaries
A. received immediate government support
B. received limited government support
B. did not need government support
D. rejected government support

Ans: B

“Received limited government support” (implied

4. Formal education of the early stages of colonialism was provided
A. The missionaries only
B. The missionaries and the government
C. Government agencies
D. The converts

Ans: A

“The missionaries only” (direct factual questions)

5. Christian missionary education was aimed at

A. Educating people to be useful to themselves
B. Winning souls for Christ
C. Destroy the Traditional Religions
D. Enhancing Colonialism

Ans B

“Winning souls for Christ” (direct and implied

PASSAGE TWO:  Following each gap, four options are provided. Choose the most appropriate option for each gap.

How does a book get published? In some cases publisher might ….6…. [A. inaugurate B. authorize C. empower D
Commission] and author to write a book. This happens when publisher already knows roughly what kind of book he wants to publish, and has already identify the potential …7… [A congregation B. participants readership D. audience]. Many educational books fall into this category.

In order cases, an author may send in a …8… [A manuscript B. draft C. script D. document] to be considered for
publication Publishers receive many of these, and it is their job to decide which ones to publish-not all bookstand an equal chance of selling in sufficient numbers to justify the publisher’s ..9… [A. payment B. Investment C. purchase D.
subsidy]. Publishers will often send work to an
independent ….10… [A. reporter B. examiner C. critic D.
reader] to report on.

Even if a publisher..11.. [A. scraps B. ignores C. rejects D. snubs] an author’s work, he will usually try to make some helpful comments, for young authors need plenty of …12… [A morale B. courage C. spirit
D. encouragement], moreover, the amateur scribbler of today may turn into the best-selling author of tomorrow.

Once a book has been accepted for publication, the publisher still has many other decisions to make. Invariably, books need to be …13… [A. altered B. edited C. perfected D analyzed] for even the best authors work can be improved upon, somehow. The many …14..  [A. design B. plan C organization D. critical] problems include the size of the page, the type and size of print, the type of cover, the…15. [A pictures B. illustrations C. captions D. paintings) and who should draw them – all these questions and many more have to be decided

From the following questions 16-25, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

16. One of the referees shall sign here
A. It is desirable that one of the referees signs here
B. It is reasonable that one of the referees signs here
C. It is obligatory that one of the referees signs here
D. It is advisable that one of these referees signs here

17. There is no written law on this issues, the doctor will rely of thumb
A. The rector will rely on information received
B. The rector will rely on his position
C. The rector will rely on sheer sentiment
D. The rector will rely on his experience

18. The principal opened the letter in error
A. It was wrong but he intended to do it
B. He did it unknowingly
C. He was right to do so officially
D. It was done in order to teach the owner a lesson

19. Everyone but Nick was late to the meeting
A. Everyone except Nick came in time
B. Everyone including Nick did not come in time
C. Only Nick did not come in time
D. Only Nick came in time

20. They must have been working for hour by now
A. They will have to go on working for hours
B. They have certainly worked continuously for hours
C. They have now stopped working
D. They had been obliged to work continuously for hours

21. Mrs. Ahmed made the promise with her tongue in her check
A. She should not be taken seriously
B. She was shy as she spoke
C. She could not be heard because her tongue was hidden
D. She should not be believed because of the special way made the promise.

22. The cashier attends the board meeting sparingly
A. He attends the meeting quite often
B. He seldom attends the meeting
C. He attends the meeting regularly
D. He attends the meeting unwillingly

23. When he was presented with a huge estimate for the project
manager hit the roof
A. He became very suspicious
B. He threw an object to the roof
C. He became very angry
D. He ordered the project to be started at once

24. Youth see the world through rose-coloured spectacle
A.They look at the world with spectacles in rose colours
B. They view life over-optimistically
C. They see the world as serious
D. They are happy with life

25. If you (master J) were around Lazarus would not have died
implies that
A. The master was around and Lazarus did not die
B. the master was not around and Lazarus did not die
C. Lazarus actually died when the master was not around
D. Lazarus died even though the master was around

From the following Questions 26 to 35, Choose the option Opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics.

26. Our Economy is now Buoyant

A. unfavourable B. bleak gloomy D. depressed

27. The House of Assembly ratified the controversial bill
A. reviewed B authenticated C. Corroborated D. Standardized

28. Our school was invaded by some militant boys
A. defended B. destroyed C. attacked D. built

29. One should guard against making sacrilegious remix
A. impious B. reverent C. Blasphemous D. reverential

30. My mother is very daring
A. Intrepid B. timid C. adventurous D. rash

31. In writing, we must choose appropriate words to express our
A. close B. ineffective Capt D. unsuitable

32. The Supreme Court quashed the judgment of the lower court
A. criticized B. commended C. annulled D. upheld

33. The girl was in ebullient mood
A. joyous B delightful C dull D. stressful

34. The engineer had inadvertently pushed the wrong button
A consciously B. conscientiously C. carelessly D. rightly

35. The recently released musical album was considered obscene by many music fans
A. polite B. pleasant Charmless D. decent

In each of questions 36 – 44, choose the option nearet in meaning to the word or phrase in italics

36. Musa will buy the house regardless of our complaints
A. mindful of B. out of concern for C. irrespective of D. in consideration of

37. The governor was able to redress the injustice done to the farmers
A restore B. explain C aggravate D. remedy

38. The ostensible reason for his failure was his refusal to study
A apparent H. plan Cvisible D. open

39. He became melancholic when he was told he had not won the
A disgruntled B. dejected C, defeated D. defiant

40. Mrs. Adebayo put forward a preposterous suggestion
A reasonable B. an absurd a great D, an obscurial

41. The General manager will give up work at the end of this month.
A retire B. Resign C. Surrender D. Withdraw

42. I have confidence in here
A. hope in B. doubt in C. dependence on D. Intimacy with

43. The man was delegated by the government to investigate the matter
A. nominated B. deployed C. commanded D. employed

44. Adaora is quite inflexible when she has made up her mind
A. unpersuasive B, stiff unyielding D. stationery

From the following questions 45 – 54, choose the option that Best Complete the gap(s)

45. After three consecutive months without pay at work, we are beginning to feel the A. consequence B. crunch C. pain D. poverty E. result

46. Poor feeding causes ___  in children

A. malfunction malediction C. malnutrition D. maladjustment E. malaria

47. ___ evidence contradicted what had earlier stated in
A. comprehensive B. oral C. given D. voluntary E. forced

48. The unlucky woman often ___ operation to be delivered of her babies
A. undergoes B. overgoes C. understudies
D. underwrites E. over studies

49. If you don’t have all that you need for your cookery lesson you should
A. assimilate B. constitute C. improvise D. invent E. renovate

50. Though Chike has been ___ his colleagues believe that
he committed the crime.
A. authenticated B. convicted C. pardoned D. Exonerated E. sentenced

51. The panel which investigated the recent riot has submitted its ___ to government.
A. findings B. memorandum C. report D. petition E terms of reference

52. The ___ meeting of the newly constituted Board of Internal Revenue comes up next week
A. valedictory B. inaugural C. ceremonial
D. pre-election E. proposed.

53. The retrenched workers are bracing up for a ___ their employers
A. showcase B. show man’ C. showdown
show – piece E. show-off with

54. The examination body ___ the entrance examination because there were confirmed reports of widespread malpractice

A cancelled B. condemned C. denounced D. dethroned E. Impenched

English Test Of Orals Questions

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the Same Vowel Sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined

55. Feast A. head B. caprice C. suffice D. practice
56. apple A. carry B. rather C. can’t D. market

From the words lettered A to D choose the word that has the Same Consonant Sound(s) as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined bang

57. bang A. plunge B. singe C. mangle D. danger E. smooth

smooth A. without B. ethics C. tooth D. panther

58. In each of the following sentences the word that receives the
Emphatic Stress is written in capital letters.  From the questions lettered A to D, choose the one to which the given
sentence is the appropriate answer.

59. The village head lived to be A HUNDRED years

Did the family head live to be a hundred years?
Did the village priest live to be a hundred years?
Did the village head live to be ninety years?
Did the village head live to be a hundred months?

60. Jamiu told the old man to LEAVE the room

Did paul tell the old man to leave the room?
Did Jamiu tell the young man to leave the room?
Did Jamiu tell the old man to leave the room?
Did Jamiu tell the old man to leave the compound?

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UTME/DE New Novel For All Candidates

The UTME requires all the students to read a particular novel which must be part of their questions. Each candidate must answer questions from this book. Therefore you need to read, understand and answers the questions there.

The book comes under the Use of English (English Language). The name of the novel is The Life Changer by Kadija Abubakar Jalli.

Do not worry, I have done everything for you. All you have to do now is to go through them.

You will also see other things concerning the book on this blog such as the settings, protagonist and antagonist, etc. Just search this blog and get all you need to know.

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